Helping Hands hosts Project Prom to Remember


Jacob Maska

Donated formalwear will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Big Creek Crossing in the former Vanity store.

This year, Helping Hands is hosting a new community service project called Project Prom to Remember. Since last semester, those involved with the project have been collecting donations of formalwear for any student in need to wear to prom.

The donated items will be available to students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Big Creek Crossing in the former Vanity store.

So far, over 200 pieces of formalwear have been donated to the project.

Helping Hands sponsor Michelle Thacker said that no number goal has been established for the project, but the organization hopes to help as many students as possible.

“It’s really more of a reach to allow students that might not have an opportunity to have something or don’t want to spend the money,” Thacker said. “It gives them the opportunity to get something to wear to the prom.”

Although those involved with the project are not yet sure what the turnout will be, Thacker feels that any impact made will be positive.

Jacob Maska
Over 200 items have been donated for Project Prom to Remember so far.

“If I could help even 20 or 25 students I would be happy,” Thacker said. “I have a feeling that it will be much larger than that.”

Thacker said Helping Hands plans to host the event in years to come and hopes to increase the involvement with the project as time goes on.

“We do plan to continue it,” Thacker said. “We feel that it will only get bigger once the public knows where they can donate their items and that there is a community of students that can benefit from those items.”